【平昌五輪】フィギュア男子・エキシビジョンの練習風景が話題! 羽生結弦の “カーリングごっこ” や宇野昌磨の “おやつタイム” にネットの声「可愛さも金メダル!」

平昌五輪・男子フィギュアスケートはアツかった。さまざまなドラマがあったが、最も印象的だったのが羽生結弦選手の復活ではないだろうか。それもオリンピック2連覇という劇的な結末で。

そして、まだ楽しみは終わらない! 2018年2月25日に上位選手らによるエキシビジョンが行われる。そのなかで羽生選手は大トリを務めると報じられており、その練習風景が公開されたのだが……えええー!? メチャクチャ可愛いと話題になっているのだ。

・男子エキシビジョンの練習風景が話題!

その動画は、中国の金博洋選手やウズベキスタンのミーシャ・ジー選手のInstagramで確認できるが、こ、これは!! ビシバシした練習というより、選手らの仲睦まじい様子がひたすら映し出されているのだ。

金博洋選手が投稿した「ショートトラックごっこ」では羽生選手のズッコケる姿が激撮され、「カーリングごっこ」を投稿したミーシャ選手のInstagramには「2022年のオリンピックに向けて早くもカーリングチームが始動したよ!」というコメントが。遊び心たっぷりなのが、見てとれる。

・ネットの声

そんな動画には様々な言語で、こんなコメントが寄せられているぞ。

「ちょっと男子ィ〜!!!何やってんのぉ〜!!!www」
「お茶目すぎる」
「あなた達ってば、どうしてそんなに可愛いの!?」
「まるで子供みたい! 可愛い!!」
「可愛さも金メダルだね」

・宇野選手の “おやつタイム” も激写される

そのほか、選手らのInstagramには宇野昌磨選手の “おやつタイム” などのオフショットも投稿されている。こんな無防備な写真を撮らせちゃうなんて、選手同士、仲が良いんだなぁ!! 見ているだけでほっこりしてしまうエキシビジョンの練習風景。これは伸び伸びとした演技が期待できそうだ。

・中継は25日朝の9時から!

そんな平昌五輪のエキシビジョンに招待されているのは、ミーシャ選手のInstagramによると、羽生結弦選手、宇野昌磨選手、ハビエル・フェルナンデス選手、金博洋選手、ネーサン・チェン選手、チャ・ジュンファン選手、そして、ミーシャ・ジー選手とのこと。

2月25日9:00~テレビ東京系列で、9:30頃からはNHK BS1 で中継が予定されている。忘れずにチェックしておこう!

参照元:Instagram @mishage8@1j0b0y3Yahoo!Japanテレビ番組表
執筆:沢井メグ

【ポケモンGO】2月24日はミニリュウが大量発生! 普段覚えない技を覚える上に「ほしのすな」も3倍!! 開催時間は…

来る2月24日は何の日かご存知だろうか。クロスカントリーの日、鉄道ストの日、月光仮面登場の日……どれも当たりだが、忘れてはいけないのがポケモンGOで「ミニリュウが大量発生する日」ということである。

ミニリュウといえば、ドラゴン系のレアポケモン。アプリリリース当初、早くカイリューにしたいトレーナーが続出し、「ミニリュウダッシュ」という現象さえ生んだ。それだけにヤバいと思ったら、大量発生だけではなかったからもっとヤバい。詳しい詳細は以下の通り!

・ミニリュウ大量発生だけじゃない

ポケモンGOの公式Twitterの情報によると、ミニリュウが大量発生するのは2月24日の12時から15時の3時間となっている。ただ、前述したように今回のイベントはそれだけで終わらない。というのも……!

この時間帯に捕まえたミニリュウは、「わざマシン ノーマル」「わざマシン スペシャル」を利用しても覚えさせることができない「りゅうせいぐん」を覚えさせられるのだ。12時〜15時のイベント時間中にポケモンを捕まえる、もしくは進化させることで「りゅうせいぐん」は覚えられるという。さらにさらに!!

「ルアーモジュール」の効果が3時間になる上、「ほしのすな」をもらえる量がいつもの3倍となるのでお祭り騒ぎは避けられない。これには、前日にしてネット上のトレーナーも気合十分。次のような声が見られた。

・ネットの声

「明日はミニリュウ狩りじゃー」
「明日はミニリュウ狩りに行くぞ」
「明日のミニリュウ、がんばる。」
「ミニリュウ明日からか……、備えねば」
「ミニリュウうううううう٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶」
「明日良個体のミニリュウ出るといいな~。既存のダメみたいだし」

などなど、すでにスタンバイOKの声ばかり。明日は全国各地でミニリュウ捕獲に乗り出す人が多そうだ。3時間と時間が限られているのが残念だが、またとないイベントなのは間違いない。それでは、トレーナーのみなさんの健闘を祈る。

参照元:Twitter @PokemonGOAppJP
執筆:原田たかし
ScreenShot:ポケモンGO (iOS)

【悲報】ノンスタイル石田さんの『#医者に言われた衝撃的な一言』が衝撃的すぎて心配の声多数「マジで大丈夫なのか…」

シンデレラ体重が何かと話題になっている今日この頃。女子高生・女子中高生の理想体重とされるその計算式は「身長(m)×身長(m)×20×0.9」だという。

「軽すぎる」「不健康すぎる」との声もあがっているこの計算式。しかし、ノンスタイル石田明さんはひょっとしたらシンデレラ体重かもしれない。それくらいガリガリな石田さんが、医者から言われた衝撃的なひと言にネットで心配の声が上がっているためお伝えしたい。

・骨が弱い石田さん

石田さんと言えば、骨折歴が半端ないことも有名だ。デコピンをして右手中指粉砕骨折、スキップして骨折など、骨の弱さには定評がある。そんな石田さんが医者から言われたという衝撃のひと言が下記の通り。

医者「石田さんね、しっぺとかもしないでください。やられる方もやる方も」
石田「え?」
医者「嫌でしょ?しっぺで折れるの」
石田「そんなことあります?」
医者「ありますよ、石田さんの骨密度なら」
石田「・・・」
医者「ドクターストップです」

──【悲報】しっぺがドクターストップ! やってもやられてもダメらしい。さすがである。このつぶやきに対し、ネットでは以下のような声が集まっていた。

・ネットの声

「一瞬笑ったけど、よく考えたら心配すぎる…」
「体に気を付けてください」
「双子ちゃんを抱っこしている姿を見ると不安でしょうがありません」
「井上に突っ込まれてるのとか大丈夫なのww」
「あんまり無理しないようカルシウムたくさん取って下さいね」
「命がけのお仕事ですね」
「さすがですね」
「マジで大丈夫なのか…」
「がんばれよ」
「面白すぎます」

──心配の声多数。だが、おそらくほとんどの人が半笑いだと思う。現在、Twitterで流行っているタグ『#医者に言われた衝撃的な一言』には、他にも様々な衝撃的な言葉があふれているが、このひと言を超えるのは難しいかもしれない。

参照元:Twitter @gakuishida
執筆:中澤星児

How an Indian bank’s $1.8 billion fraud went unnoticed

The Punjab National Bank branch in south Mumbai sits just down the road from both the Bombay Stock Exchange and the Reserve Bank of India, at a physical center of one of the world’s fastest growing major economies.

The branch, clad in a stately colonial edifice, is now also at the heart of a fraud case linked to billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi that has shaken confidence in a state banking sector that accounts for some 70 percent of India’s banking assets.

It was here, according to accounts from Punjab National Bank executives and government investigators, that a lone middle-aged manager, later aided by his young subordinate, engineered fraudulent transactions totaling about $1.8 billion from 2011 to 2017.

The bank says it is still investigating how they were able to do so and go undetected for so long. The accounts given by current and former executives suggest an answer as simple as it is alarming: No one was paying attention.

The bank has since stepped up its controls on the use of SWIFT according to memos issued this month. The measures mean only PNB officers will be able to initiate messages on SWIFT, and limits have been placed on the amount that officers can generate.

The still unraveling story of how the fraud happened — which includes the alleged misuse of the SWIFT interbank messaging system and incomplete ledger entries — points to a breakdown in checks and balances, and standard banking practices, they said.

The apparent failure of anyone to notice the largest fraud in Indian banking history until this January reveals a “rot” in the state financial sector that goes beyond one lender, said Santosh Trivedi, who spent nearly four decades at Punjab National Bank before retiring in 2016 as a senior manager of audit and inspection in the New Delhi head office.

“Unless this rot is controlled at this stage, to the satisfaction of the international community, it is dangerous for the Indian system,” Trivedi said.

Jeweler to Hollywood stars

Last month, Punjab National Bank filed an initial criminal complaint with the country’s Central Bureau of Investigation accusing Modi and others of defrauding the bank and causing it a loss of 2.8 billion Indian rupees (more than $43 million).

The allegations against a man whose diamond creations have draped Hollywood stars such as Kate Winslet and Dakota Johnson generated a flurry of coverage across India’s TV screens and newspapers. Modi has not publicly commented on the case. He and his family left the country in early January, according to Indian officials, and a call on Sunday to a corporate spokesperson who has handled media for Modi in the past went unanswered. No charges have been filed against him.

But as more details surfaced about what is alleged to have happened at the state-run bank, which was founded in 1894, the stakes have gotten higher.

A review of bank and government documents related to the case — and interviews with current and former PNB executives, bank auditors and experts — points to a lack of accountability and standards in the country’s public banking system.

As of last September, those banks held about 87 percent of the Indian banking system’s 9.46 trillion rupees (about $147 billion) of soured loans that are nonperforming, restructured or rolled over.

A preliminary investigation by the nation’s tax authority said of the PNB fraud that “the hit Indian banks would take in the end may well exceed” $3 billion, according to an internal note seen by Reuters.

“Yes, there is a problem. We have recognized it,” bank Chief Executive Officer Sunil Mehta said during an investor call on Friday. “We are in the process of fixing it up. We’ll see wherever the loopholes are there. The people-related risk, we are going to mitigate.”

But despite that promise of action, one current senior executive at the bank’s headquarters in New Delhi said further problems could not be ruled out.

“In Indian banks, we don’t work under ideal situation,” the executive, who declined to be identified, said during an interview at his office. “We are in the business of risk, you can’t say there won’t be road accidents.”

Fraudulent guarantees

According to court documents filed on Saturday by the CBI, a deputy manager at the branch, Gokulnath Shetty, issued a series of fraudulent Letters of Undertaking — essentially guarantees sent to other banks so that they would provide loans to a customer, in this case a group of Indian jewelry companies.

These letters were sent to overseas branches of banks, thought to be almost all Indian, that would then lend money to the jewelry firms.

Shetty did so using the bank’s SWIFT system to log in with passwords that allowed him, and in at least some instances a more junior official, to serve as both the person who sent messages and as the person who reviewed them for approval, according to court documents and interviews with bank executives.

“The involvement and connivance of more staff members and outsiders at this stage cannot be ruled out,” said a CBI document submitted to the court in Mumbai.

Shetty is now in custody and he has not publicly responded to the allegations. Calls to a cell phone listed for his wife on court documents were not answered.

Asked about the password sharing, the senior Punjab National Bank executive said it was not best practice, but in the everyday bustle of Indian banks it happens.

“When you are flooded with customers in the morning, with 101 demands, you look for shortcuts,” he said. “You do somebody else’s work, somebody else does your work. You are not working in an ideal situation.”

A second senior executive at the bank’s headquarters, who also asked that his name not be used, echoed that sentiment.

After entering the transactions on SWIFT, the CBI documents said, Shetty — who worked at the same branch from 2010 to 2017 despite the normal bank practice of initiating regular rotations — did not record them on the bank’s internal system.

Because PNB’s internal software system was not linked with SWIFT, employees were expected to manually log SWIFT activity. If that was not done, the transactions did not show up on the bank’s books.

All together, there were at least 150 such fraudulent Letters of Undertaking during a seven-year period, according to a CBI official.

In addition to detaining Shetty and the junior employee, the CBI has arrested a man who it described in court documents as both being “aware about the modus operandi of the entire scams” and serving as a director in “15 to 16 companies of Nirav Modi Group.”

An older brother of the man, Hemant Bhatt, said outside a courtroom on Saturday that he was innocent and the allegations were the result of a “media trial.” The brother did not give his name.

An uncle of the junior bank employee, Manoj Kharat, told a reporter outside the court that his nephew was “just following orders of superiors” and added “he wasn’t aware of what he is doing.”

All three are to be held in custody until March 3. No charges have so far been laid against them.

Police searched the bank’s south Mumbai branch on Sunday and have also questioned five more Punjab National officials, the CBI official said, taking the total number bank staff who have been questioned so far to 11.

Financial hit

A Feb. 12 note seen by Reuters, sent from PNB to other banks and marked “confidential,” said: “None of the transactions were routed through the CBS system” — the bank’s internal network — “thus avoiding early detection of fraudulent activity.”

The Reserve Bank of India did not respond to a request for comment about whether it had earlier detected any anomalies in Punjab National Bank’s operations or whether it would take additional action in auditing banks.

In a statement late on Friday the central bank called the fraud at PNB “a case of operational risk arising on account of delinquent behavior by one or more employees of the bank and failure of internal controls.” It also said the central bank “has already undertaken a supervisory assessment of control systems in PNB and will take appropriate supervisory action.”

The CBI paperwork says the fraudulent Letters of Undertaking are likely to add up to “the vicinity of” 60 billion rupees, or more than $930 million. Bank executives say the amount tallied by working back through internal records is $1.77 billion.

With assets of about $120 billion as of December, according to bank filings, PNB will be able to cover any associated losses, though it is still a huge hit for a bank whose stock market value was only $6.1 billion before it revealed details of the alleged fraud last week. It has since seen $1.4 billion wiped off that market capitalization.

The mechanics of how the fraud happened, and what it says about the underlying industry culture, are worrying, said Abizer Diwanji, national leader for financial services in India at accounting firm Ernst & Young.

“Checks and balances are there in public banks as well but they are not followed earnestly,” said Diwanji, who has tracked India’s financial services industry for more than two decades.

“This is where the discipline, the culture is not there. I always believe that we don’t have the culture to manage risks, even operational risks. PNB is not an outlier in this.”

To control such risks, most private-sector banks require branches to route SWIFT messages through their central offices, Diwanji said. They also usually integrate their own software systems and SWIFT, meaning that activity such as a letter of undertaking being sent would get automatically recorded.

Neither is the case at PNB or most state-run banks in India, Diwanji said.

Representatives of two of the external audit firms listed on PNB’s annual report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year said they could not have known what happened.

“It was off-books, so auditors will not be in a position to detect it,” said Sudesh Punhani, a partner at Chhajed & Doshi.

Asked whether the bank’s failure to integrate its software system and SWIFT was a cause of concern, Neeraj Golas, a partner at R. Devendra Kumar & Associates, also an external auditor of the bank, said: “True, true — we have to really get into it and understand what all these things are.”

2 men arrested for shooting at de facto N Korean embassy in Tokyo

Police said they arrested two Japanese men believed to be right-wing activists for shooting early Friday at North Korea’s de facto embassy in Tokyo.
The men fired several shots at…

【やってみて】あなたは「どこ県民」っぽい? 『県民性格診断』がおもしろいけど全然あたらねぇぇええええ!!

日本全国47都道府県、それぞれの土地にそれぞれの風土があり “県民性” なんて言葉があることからもわかるように性格にはやや違いがあるらしい。例えば「京都の人はプライドが高い」「沖縄の人はおおらか」なんてのはよく聞かれる話である。

そんな県民性にフォーカスした『県民性格診断』なるサービスが2018年2月23日にリリースされた。あなたがどこ出身なのかはさておいて、あなたは「どこ県民っぽい性格」なのだろう? さあ、みんなでやってみよう!

・性格と食べ物の好みでジャッジ

性格診断サイト「性格診断セブン」の新コンテンツとして公開された県民性格診断。診断は14の質問に「はい・いいえ・どちらともいえない」の3択で答えた後に、食べ物の好みからあなたが「どこ県民っぽいのか?」を導き出す内容となっている。

私(P.K.サンジュン)は千葉県出身だが、サクサクと質問に答えていくと……宮城県! ど、どうやら私は「おしゃれ」「思ったことをどんどん口にする」「行動的」「社交的」「新しいもの好き」「気が早い」「飽きっぽい」……などの特徴を持つ宮城県民っぽい性格らしい。


続いて北海道出身のあひるねこはというと……京都府! 京都府民は「プライドが高い」「倹約家」「細かい気遣いをする」などの特徴があるそうだ。


そしてその京都府出身の和才雄一郎は……三重県! 


東京都出身のGO羽鳥とYoshioは福岡県群馬県


大阪出身の沢井メグと中沢星児は長野県山形県


誰一人としてあたらねぇぇぇぇぇえええええええええ!!!!!!!!!!!

・いい意味での副作用

そもそもが出身地を当てる診断ではないので当然と言えば当然かもしれないが、ここまで全員が出身地と違う性格と診断されるとは……! これは狙って出身県にするのは至難の業だから、ある意味で本当に「どこ県民っぽいのか?」わかる……のかもしれない。

また個人的には「宮城県民っぽい」と診断され、宮城県に対しかつてないほど親しみを覚えていることは事実だ。イイ意味での副作用もあるから、興味がある人はぜひ挑戦してみてはいかがだろうか?

参考リンク:性格診断セブン「県民性格診断」
Report:P.K.サンジュン
Photo:RocketNews24.

Russians get 1st gold thanks to 15-year-old Zagitova

The Russians finally have a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, thanks to a 15-year-old who beat the fellow teen who inspired her to become a figure skater.

Alina Zagitova won one of the games spotlight events Friday, edging her friend and training partner 18-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva. That ended the gold drought for the Olympic Athletes from Russia — the designation given to the nation’s competitors after the IOC banned the nation because of a doping scandal. Zagitova and Medvedeva tied in the free skate, a rare occurrence, but Zagitova had won the short program Wednesday.

Bronze went to Kaetlyn Osmond, giving Canada four overall medals in figure skating.

Medvedeva seemed well on her way to Olympic gold as she went unbeaten for two seasons. But she battled a cracked bone in her right foot this season and Zagitova emerged, eventually surpassing Medvedeva.

While Medvedeva set a world mark in the short program, and a few minutes later her countrywoman beat it. The difference in the short program wound up being the margin between gold and silver.

On Friday, Zagitova went first, greeted by loud chants and cheers from the Russian fans desperate for that first gold.

She nailed everything with fluid flair and technical brilliance. Zagitova earned 156.65 points for her program to “Don Quixote,” laying down the challenge for her countrywoman.

Medvedeva matched it, but that was not enough.

Japan’s Satoko Miyahara placed fourth, delivering a personal-best free skate to finish with 222.38.

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